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Martin, Adrian D.; Strom, Kathryn J. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Despite current demographic imperatives, little is known about how teachers understand, construct, and enact their professional identities in relation to teaching English learners (ELs). This article, an empirical review of the literature on teacher identity and ELs, examines how teacher identity has been investigated among educators working in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lindholm-Leary, Kathryn – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Considerable research documents students' outcomes in dual language (DL) programs, but there is little examination of students' perceptions of bilingualism and its impact on students' cognitive functioning and social relationships, especially with comparative studies across different target languages and student backgrounds. This study, which…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Positive Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Native Speakers
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de Jong, Ester J. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
The potential of TWI to close the achievement gap for English language learners and to provide both native English speakers and native partner-language speakers with access to a high-quality education with positive academic, language, and sociocultural outcomes is clear. In this article, I argue that the realization of this potential for TWI…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Gilmetdinova, Alsu; Burdick, Jake – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
This article presents a vision for fostering multilingualism in schools that extends the notion of translanguaging to include the realm of multilingual curriculum theorizing. We locate our analysis at the intersection of multicultural education, multilingual education, and curriculum studies in order to conceptualize language, culture, and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Curriculum Development
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de Oliveira, Luciana C. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
The number of English language learners (ELLs) in the United States has increased dramatically. Given this increase it is vital for teacher education programs at the pre-service level and professional learning programs at eh in-service level to address the needs of ELLs. This article presents a teacher preparation model--"a language-based…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Mainstreaming
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Wang, Xiaomei – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
The religious domain has been identified as an important domain for language maintenance (Fishman 1972; Gal 1979). However, the effect of religion in language maintenance is not always positive (Spolsky 2003). This paper attempts to explore whether religion, Catholicism for this study, plays a significant role in the maintenance of Hakka in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance, Role of Religion, Catholics
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Nakamura, Janice – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
This study examines the challenges of minority language transmission in exogamous families in a society where linguistic and cultural homogeneity still prevails. Specifically, it investigates the macro and micro ideological influences that lead multilingual migrant mothers in Japan to speak Japanese to their children. Interview data with six Thai…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Ideology, Influences, Multilingualism
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Frimberger, Katja – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
This article explores the author's embodied experience of linguistic incompetence in the context of an interview-based, short, promotional film production about people's personal connections to their spoken languages in Glasgow, Scotland/UK. The article highlights that people's right to their spoken languages during film interviews and the…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Films, Interviews, Nonverbal Communication
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Montanari, Simona; Simón-Cereijido, Gabriela; Hartel, Antonella – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
This study examines the writing skills of students in grades 1 to 5 of an Italian-English two-way immersion program. Narrative writing samples were collected in both languages and scored for content, organization, grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, text length, and overall total score. The results show that writing skills improved as a function of…
Descriptors: Italian, Second Language Learning, Grammar, Vocabulary Development
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Palmer, Deborah K.; Henderson, Kathryn I. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
This article explores the placement practices of students into different educational programs in PreK-first grade, including two bilingual education programs and an ESL "mainstream" classroom. We then examine the discourse practices of four third-grade teachers and the school principal. Our findings suggest that initial program placement…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Li, Jennifer; Steele, Jennifer; Slater, Robert; Bacon, Michael; Miller, Trey – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Many educators and policy makers look to two-way dual language immersion as one of the most promising options to close achievement gaps for English learners. However, the programs' effectiveness depends on the quality of their implementation. This article reports on a large-scale study of the implementation of dual language immersion across a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Immersion Programs, Program Implementation, Language Usage
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Pontier, Ryan; Gort, Mileidis – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
This study examined how a pair of Spanish/English dual language bilingual education (DLBE) preschool teachers enacted their bilingualism while working cohesively and simultaneously toward common instructional goals. We drew on classroom video data, field notes, and other relevant artifacts collected weekly during shared readings of English- and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Code Switching (Language), Bilingual Education, English (Second Language)
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Liu, Na; Lin, Chih-Kai; Wiley, Terrence G. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Since the 1980s, China has represented one of the major growth areas in the world for English language education, and studying English has been a priority among its foreign language educational policies. As English has gained more popularity in China, some have noted the potential value of English as a means to greater educational access and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Waterhouse, Monica; Arnott, Stephanie – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Our purpose is to use a Deleuzian-informed conceptual and theoretical framework to disrupt predominant representations of "the" immigrant experience in Canadian official language education and to open up to the affective potential of "an" immigrant life to become otherwise. Employing a rhizoanalytic research approach that…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Official Languages, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Baecher, Laura; Knoll, Marcia; Patti, Janet – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Preparing school administrators to promote effective instruction of English language learners (ELLs) is an important dimension of today's educational leadership programs, requiring innovative program activities. This study explores school leadership candidates' use of an observation tool targeted to ELL instruction that incorporated guided video…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Leaders, Classroom Observation Techniques
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